How to remain a hypersensitive subject in a raging material world and how to remain efficient without losing touch with the hypersensitivity is a thrilling dilemma
Fedor Hiroshige is a transdisciplinary artist working with various media: object, installation, video, photography, text, textiles, performance. Wood is most often used as a material. Hiroshige's practice is devoted to the study of images of mass culture and folklore through placing them in the context of Oriental (Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese) practices and symbols. The paradoxical synthesis of different cultures and times allows the author to create their own post-apocalyptic worlds, where the traditional dichotomies of nature and culture, male and female, real and fictional, material and ideal, ancient and modern lose their power, turning out to be artificial constructs.
Working with personal mythology and performative interventions in everyday life in the image of a mushroom person allow the author to explore the boundaries of human and non-human, real and surreal experience. The artist integrates elements of psychoanalytic theory, posthumanism and new ontologies into their work.
Participant of many group and a number of solo exhibitions in Russia, USA, Finland and Sweden. Nominee of the S. Kuryokhin Prize (2018, 2020), finalist of the Zverev Prize (2021). Participant of the Parallel Program of Manifesta 10 Contemporary Art Festival (2014).
The works are in private and public collections: the S. Kuryokhin Central Research Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Gromov Recreation Center (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Freud Dreams Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Saratov State Museum named after Radishchev (Saratov, Russia), Art Museum 4 (Moscow, Russia), AZ Museum (Moscow, Russia), New Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Main Street Art Museum (Vermont, USA), Mishkin Gallery (New York, USA), MoMA Library (New York, USA), etc.